Nigeria’s police on Wednesday confirmed that 24 drug suspects were arrested in the northern state of Kano, in the West African country’s latest effort to control illicit drug use.
The police said dangerous weapons were also recovered from the suspects.
Abdullahi Haruna, a spokesman for the police, told reporters that the suspects were arrested in criminal hideouts across the northern state in the seven days since Feb. 28.
Most of them were caught dealing in cocaine, Indian hemp, and other illicit drugs, Haruna said.
“Dangerous weapons such as knives, cutlasses, swords and locally-made machetes were recovered by the police,” he said.
Nigeria commenced on Feb. 22 a nationwide clampdown on flashpoints where hard drugs are trafficked and sold. Enditem